Delhi To Witness The ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Tonight!

Delhi To Witness The 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Tonight!

We often use the phrase ‘Once in a blue moon’, well guess what? Tonight Delhi can witness that ‘blue moon!

Tonight, Delhi will witness a rare Super Moon, and the Blue Moon, which is incidentally also coinciding with the Total Lunar Eclipse!

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This phenomenon is known as the ‘Lunar Trifecta‘ and Indians will get to witness this glorious sight today!

For India, the eclipse will start around 5:18 PM IST and will be at its peak at 6:21 PM and remain at the same position till 7:37 PM. Once the total eclipse ends, the moon will slowly come out of the shadow of the Earth causing a partial eclipse which will end around 8:41 PM.

For those who do not know much about the ‘Lunar Trifecta’, here are a few facts!

A Blue Moon is when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest orbit point and can be viewed as 14% larger than usual and 30% brighter too, from the Earth. It is referred to as the ‘Blue Moon’ is because it is the second Lunar Eclipse during a month!

This January 31 event is a “Super blue blood moon” is because this will also be a total lunar eclipse when the satellite has a reddish tinge to it. Thus the Supermoon has become a “super blue blood moon.”

In India, the last Blue Moon and a full lunar eclipse happened 35 years back and so we surely won’t miss this ‘Once in a blue moon’ opportunity!

You wouldn’t even need special binoculars to view this, the magic of the Lunar Trifecta can be enjoyed with the naked eye as well!

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